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  1. That's a right purty lil' stabber...................
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  2. Nice job Colonel....................
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  3. Slightly less crappy cell phone pics. Hopefully I'll have better ones to follow next week.
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  4. The Camper/Mercier collab knife is completed . It'll be heading back to Zeb next week for the sheath.
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  5. An update. I had to buy belts and some mill tooling (which is dammed expensive, IMHO), but I'm making progress. There is still a bunch of material to remove, and I need to clean up the fuller before HT, I may try a scraper. G
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  6. The springs are most likely 5160 if the truck is less than 30 years old, but even then they may be something else. The key here is that whatever it is it has to respond to the same heat treatment recipe as 5160 in such a way as to make a functional leaf spring. This means no matter if they are 5160, 9260, 6150, or 1075 they'll work if you follow the same steps and temperatures. So: forge between around 1900 degrees F down to around 1700 degrees F, or a bright yellow down to medium orange in dim light. This helps prevent cracks. Normalize after forging by bringing it to around 1550 de
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